Voiced Velar Lateral Fricative
Get Voiced Velar Lateral Fricative essential facts below. View Videos or join the Voiced Velar Lateral Fricative discussion. Add Voiced Velar Lateral Fricative to your PopFlock.com topic list for future reference or share this resource on social media.
Voiced Velar Lateral Fricative
Voiced velar lateral fricative
Audio sample

The voiced velar lateral fricative is a very rare speech sound that can be found in Archi, a Northeast Caucasian language of Dagestan, in which it is clearly a fricative, although further forward than velars in most languages, and might better be called prevelar. Archi also has various voiceless fricatives and voiceless and ejective affricates at the same place of articulation.[1]

It occurs as an intervocalic allophone of // in Nii and perhaps some related Wahgi languages of New Guinea.

The IPA has no dedicated symbol for this sound, but it can be transcribed as a raised velar lateral approximant, ⟨⟩.


Features of the voiced velar lateral fricative:


  1. ^ "The Archi Language Tutorial" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-09-04. Retrieved . (The source uses the symbol for the voiced alveolar lateral fricative ([?]), but also indicates the sound to be prevelar.)

  This article uses material from the Wikipedia page available here. It is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.



Music Scenes